Frequently Asked Questions

Ethọ́s Lab is an afterschool Innovation Academy. We aim to improve equity in STEAM careers by offering in-person and digital programming that builds competencies across STEAM, critical thinking and leadership.


What's an Ethọ́sian?

An Ethọ́sian is what we call members of Ethọ́s Lab.

Is Ethọ́s Lab just for Black Youth?

No, it is for all youth that are interested in building an inclusive future

But why do I see so many Black youth and Black Leaders?

Black youth are under-represented in areas of S.T.E.A.M and so it is important to create environments where they feel respected, reflected and protected. We all play a role in creating greater inclusion- so join us and be a part of encouraging your peers.

My kid is not quite 12 yet, but I think this program is perfect for them - can they still apply?

We do make exceptions for kids that are passionate about STEAM who are excited about Ethos Lab. Please reach out to our Community Manager for more details and to set up an Onboarding Session so we can learn more about your future ETHOSIAN.

I don't think I can afford to come, are their bursaries or scholarships available?

Yes! We have scholarships for Black youth available through our BBABC Black Start Fund. If you are not a Black youth – reach out to our Community Manager for information on other funding options.

Program Information

What is S.T.E.A.M?

S.T.E.A.M is an acronym standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math

Do I have to become a member to be a part of Ethọ́s Lab?

No…BUT you miss out on a lot of great events and opportunities. Registering for our programs gives you access to more than just workshops such as community events & socials, tools, software, hardware, and other equipment. 

Why is debate a part of this S.T.E.A.M program? That’s weird.

Public speaking, expressing ideas and healthy disagreements are an important part of innovation. We believe all Ethosians should gain these skills along with an aptitude for critical thinking and interrogating S.T.E.A.M concepts. Remember, this isn’t your average S.T.E.A.M Program

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Prorated refunds may be given to non-members who registered for workshops, The Lab or other programming based on the date of refund request. Full refunds for programs may be processed up to 14 days of program start date. We work really hard to curate facilitators, guest speakers, and equipment for each of our programsMonthly Memberships can be cancelled anytime with no cancellation fees. 

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What level of proficiency does Ethọ́s Lab cater to?

Ethọ́s Lab provides foundational knowledge and experiences in STEAM. The Lab provides foundational knowledge in a structured environment and Open Studios allow Ethọ́sians to go deeper in subject areas in order to advance their learning.

Where is Ethọ́s Lab Headquartered?

Ethọ́s Lab is based in Vancouver, British Columbia

What does Surrey have to do with Ethọ́s Lab?

Ethos Lab shares a space in Surrey with Solid State Community Industries and sometimes does In-Person workshops there.

This sounds amazing but I'm an adult - how can I get involved?

We are always looking for volunteers to support our programming! Please reach out to our community manager to learn more.